UPDATE: I've been weaned off the mag completely, allowed to get off the constant monitoring, lose the catheter, get out of bed and to have solid food. I'm still contracting, so they're going to have me wait out the next couple weeks on bed rest in the hospital. But I'm still only a fingertip dilated and my waters are good. So although I'll be incredibly bored for the next few weeks, I feel incredibly relieved and grateful! Who knew having the ability to take a shower could feel so life changingly good!
Damn. Lost the reply I wrote. Long story short: I'm stuck in the hospital for the duration and it looks like I'll have babies sooner rather than later.
Preterm contractions every 5 min. Mag sulf has only been partially helpful but still contracting. Second dose of steroids tonight then wait it out. Babies are good and cervix is holding at a fingertip.
Mag is sooooooooo bad. I sure love these little boys.
4 weeks?!? Omg you are a champion and my hero!! My doc says most women have to be weaned after a few days because it's so tough.
At this point the mag has slowed the contractions, but not stopped them. They're still fairly regular at 10 per hour, but the first night they were 3 min apart even on the mag, which earned me a higher dosage of the stuff. Boooo!
I still don't appear to be dilating, so they are hoping to wean me off the mag and discharge me to a regular maternity room today or tomorrow. That will earn me the privilege of solid food and the ability to stand up a little bit. It also means I'll won't have to have constant fetal monitoring. Every time I move, the babies move and the nurses have to readjust the monitors. Telling a twin momma that she has to essentially sleep in one spot on her back is pretty harsh. Luckily, the nurses and my docs are amazing and very patient.
glad you are not dilating and pleased to hear that they will hopefully wean you off the mag. i feel for you on being told to sleep on your back, god that and the magnesium stuff it must feel like your hospital room is some kind of torture chamber! Sounds like you have a great team around you so you take care and going through all this for your babies earns you extra brownie points! xx
I was dilated to 4, and had to have a very high dose. I was out of it for the most part, because it was such a high dose.
They weaned me a few times, but I started contracting again, and would have to be put right back on it.
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